Kurigram – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that not a single person would remain hungry and poor in Bangladesh
“We are pursuing politics for improving the life of people, not for our own fortune,” the Prime Minister said while addressing a rally in northern Kurigram district as she launched a low-price food aid for the ultra-poor section of the people.
She said 50 million people have already been graduated to middle class from lower class thanks to various pragmatic steps of her government.
“We have lessened the poverty rate to 22 percent from 57 percent in the last seven and half years, and our target is to reduce the rate by at least seven or eight percent by 2021,” she told the gathering at Thanarhat AU Pilot High School ground.
Hasina called upon the people to strengthen her hands to implement the programmes that she had taken to improve the quality of life of the people.
She said whenever Awami League assumes power, people get something.
Elaborating her government steps for socioeconomic development of the country, Hasina said the government is working tirelessly to change the life of the people.
“We would further change your fortune through which you would lead a better and prosperous life,” she said reiterating her pledge to celebrate the golden jubilee of the country’s independence by establishing Bangladesh as a hunger and poverty-free by 2021.
“Our ultimate goal is to turn Bangladesh into a hunger and poverty-free prosperous country as dreamt by Bangabandhu … we have firm belief that the nation would be able to achieve the goal Isha Allah,” she said.
She said her government has been working to ensure food for the poor people and present a beautiful life to them.
On the launching of “Food-Friendly Programme for the Ultra Poor”, Hasina said this area was once known as famine-prone. “But this bad name has been erased due to various steps of her government,” she said.
Food Minister Advocate Kamrul Islam presided over the function, while Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Moshiur Rahman Ranga, State Minister for Social Affairs Nuruzzaman Ahmed, AL Organizing Secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Chilmari Upazila Parishad Chairman Shawkat Hossain Sarkar, Kurigram district AL president Aminul Islam Monju and general secretary M Jafar Alam spoke at the rally, among others.